On May 16, the Michigan Medicine and U-M Health West radiology departments launched a remote emergency imaging interpretation service. Michigan Medicine’s dedicated emergency radiologists now interpret all overnight and weekend urgent/emergent diagnostic radiology exams for U-M Health West. This provides a vital service to patients who receive emergency room care or are admitted to U-M Health West. Together,… Read More »
Doug Adams, digital experience designer with Health Information Technology & Services (HITS), has a passion for creative solutions. With a background rooted in retail and customer service, he uses empathy and design skills to improve the daily experience of those around him. He focuses on improving the HITS’ web presence.
Editor’s note: This project’s timeline has shifted from July to November 2022. Michigan Medicine Headlines has full details. This July, MLearning – the system Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and students use to register for and complete many regular, required training activities – will be replaced. In conjunction with this change, the “MLearning” brand is being retired, and will… Read More »
Candice Wilson is a solutions architect and Jira project manager for HITS. She has been passionate about tech since childhood and her love of creating has led to an exciting career at Michigan Medicine. Candice’s interest in making things extends beyond her work at the university and can be found in her hobbies — from 3D printing to cooking and more. She particularly enjoys creating things to gift to others.
Later this month, Michigan Medicine will implement Clinical Enterprise Imaging (CEI) — a program consisting of multiple projects aimed at improving the display and sharing of images across the institution. eUnity (WebPACS) will improve the display of diagnostic images across the enterprise. This project will replace the existing systems with a new common infrastructure, allowing staff to view… Read More »
Michigan Medicine was once again recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” healthcare organizations by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations use advanced technologies in clinical and business programs to improve the health of their communities. Health systems are recognized for… Read More »
Andrew Rosenberg, MD was named the Healthcare CIO of the Year by MichiganCIO. The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards honor chief information officers who demonstrate excellence in technology leadership. Winners are selected by an independent peer-review process based on leadership effectiveness, the business value created by technology innovation, and engagement in industry and community endeavors. “Given that I was nominated by my peers, I am particularly honored to receive this award,” Rosenberg said.… Read More »
An apprenticeship program created in partnership by the State of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College is seeking aspiring information technology professionals. Michigan Medicine’s Service Desk Apprenticeship Program pays entry-level candidates to serve a one-year apprenticeship in front-line technology support, receiving extensive on-the-job training and formal technical coursework at WCC in the process. At the end of the program, apprentices earn a WCC 16-credit Computer Systems Technology certificate and emerge with a deep knowledge of the IT… Read More »
HITS has approved the first cloud service for web application hosting in Michigan Medicine. Developed by the Academic IT DevOps team, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) for Enterprise Container Orchestration was endorsed by the Technical Standards Committee as a strategic technology, architecture, or service that has been evaluated and is preferred for present and or future use. This cost-effective,… Read More »
On Wednesday, March 3, Health Information Technology & Services will begin installing Microsoft’s Edge Chromium web browser on CoreImage Windows computers. Internet Explorer (IE) will continue as a standard option, and Google Chrome will still be available. Eventually, IE will be going away in favor of Edge Chromium. HITS strongly recommends that Michigan Medicine users make the switch to Microsoft… Read More »
Michigan Medicine is upgrading its existing Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment to SharePoint Online, a cloud-based service that will provide new opportunities for teams to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications. Pilots and testing are happening now, and HITS plans to introduce SharePoint Online across all of Michigan Medicine beginning in early 2021. In addition to significantly improving the… Read More »
Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is excited to announce changes and improvements to two of its WiFi networks across Michigan Medicine in November. Michigan Medicine began offering eduroam on November 9 across all of its buildings, including NCRC, the medical school, hospitals and clinics. The eduroam service is a dual band network that allows visitors from other… Read More »
Throughout November and December 2020, HITS is partnering with LabArchives to offer unique Electronic Research Notebook (ERN) training opportunities to the U-M community. Two types of training sessions will be offered. The first is an introductory session for researchers to provide basic and refresher information for new and current users. The second session is specifically for educators and… Read More »
The current enterprise viewer used for diagnostic images (WebPACS) that launches from MiChart will be replaced next year. Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) plans to deploy the new viewer, Mach7, initially with McKesson in the summer of 2021 and then with the new Sectra PACS in the fall of 2021. “Michigan Medicine has outgrown the capabilities of… Read More »
The Academic IT DevOps team from Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) recently deployed their first containerized vendor applications to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) through MCloud. By the end of December 2020, it will be supporting thousands of users and over 500 departmental solutions, including Jenkins, GitLab, Michigan Medicine HR Service Desk, and the Data Office Service Desk. These applications… Read More »